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Distracted Driving Summit; Notice
Document Number: E9-21406
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing notice that it intends to hold a Distracted Driving Summit (The Summit) to exchange information and ideas on the best possible methods to reduce the number of crashes and deaths due to distracted driving.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Extension of Credit to Political Candidates
Document Number: E9-17393
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 16, 2009 (74 FR 11177-11178).
Establishing Strategic Direction for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program
Document Number: E9-8985
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is requesting public comments on the proposed direction, goals, and objectives for the multi-modal ITS Program over the next five years. Comments will be used to shape a multi-year, strategic, research agenda that will result in an ITS Program Strategic Plan in October 2009. Respondents to this RFI are invited to comment on any of the items; in particular, respondents are encouraged
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Submission of Audit Reports-Part 248
Document Number: E8-30667
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 7, 2008 (73 FR 58708).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Document Number: E8-30666
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 7, 2008 (73 FR 58709).
Agency Information Collection; Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Document Number: E8-23793
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need and usefulness of BTS collecting supplemental data for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Comments are requested concerning whether (1) the supplemental reports are needed by BTS to fulfill the United States treaty obligation of furnishing financial and traffic reports to ICAO; (2) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (3) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection; Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Activity Under OMB Review; Submission of Audit Reports-Part 248
Document Number: E8-23731
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS requiring U.S. large certificated air carriers to submit two true and complete copies of its annual audit that is made by an independent public accountant. If a carrier does not have an annual audit, the carrier must file a statement that no audit has been performed. Comments are requested concerning whether (1) The audit reports are needed by BTS and DOT; (2) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (3) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Traffic and Capacity Statistics-The T-100 System
Document Number: E8-20233
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 5, 2008 (73 FR 32078). The Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis filed a letter strongly supporting the continuation of the T-100 System.
Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics
Document Number: E8-13445
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces, pursuant to section 10(A)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Public Law 72-363; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the BTS Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will be held Thursday, July 31, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington DC, on the 1st Floor, West Building, in the Oklahoma City Room. The ACTS, established under section 6007 of Public Law 102-240, Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, December 18, 1991, and chartered on June 19, 1995, was created to advise the Director of BTS on transportation statistics and analyses, including whether or not the statistics and analysis disseminated by the BTS are of high quality and are based upon the best available objective information. The following is a summary of the meeting's agenda: (1) Introductions and Opening Remarks; (2) Program Update (a) Safety Data, (b) System Performance Data; (3) Challenges in Collecting and Disseminating National Transportation Statistics; (4) Identifying Transportation Data Needs; (5) General Discussion; and (6) Public Comments and Closing Remarks. Since access to the DOT building is controlled, all persons who plan to attend the meeting must notify Mrs. Tonya Tinsley-Grisham, the Committee Management Officer at (202) 366- 6268 prior to July 31, 2008. Individuals attending the meeting must report to the Lobby of the West Building for admission to the building. Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. With the approval of the Chair, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Non-committee members wishing to present oral statements or obtain information should also contact Mrs. Tinsley- Grisham. Questions about the agenda or written comments may be submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, BTS, Attention: Robert A. Monniere, Room E35-330, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590 or faxed to (202) 366-3640. BTS requests that written comments be submitted prior to the meeting. Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mrs. Tinsley- Grisham at (202) 366-6268 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the FACA and the General Service Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102-3) covering management of Federal advisory committees.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Small Aircraft Operators
Document Number: E8-12421
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 19, 2008 (73 FR 14871).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Large Certificated Air Carriers
Document Number: E8-12418
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) , this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 19, 2008 (73 FR 14872).
Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Large Certificated Air Carriers; Paperwork Reduction Notice
Document Number: E8-5545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting financial data from large certificated air carriers. Large certificated air carriers are carriers that operate aircraft with over 60 seats, aircraft with over 18,000 pounds of payload capacity, or operate international air services.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Small Aircraft Operators; Paperwork Reduction Notice
Document Number: E8-5539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting financial, traffic and operating statistics from small certificated and commuter air carriers. Small certificated air carriers (operate aircraft with 60 seats or less or with 18,000 pounds of payload capacity or less) currently must file the two quarterly schedules listed below: F-1 Report of Financial Data, F-2 Report of Aircraft Operating Expenses and Related Statistics, and Commuter air carriers must file the Schedule F-1 Report of Financial Data, Commenters should address whether BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden and if there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected.
Notice of Termination for Approval To Collect Survey Data To Evaluate Close Call Reporting System for Railroad Operations
Document Number: E7-18177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Volpe Center no longer intends to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a data collection effort to help in the evaluation of a five-year demonstration project focused on improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry.
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) Program
Document Number: E7-14905
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is assessing the current user needs and systems requirements of the inland (terrestrial) component of NDGPS. This assessment is in preparation for making a recommendation to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee (http://www.pnt.gov) on the need to continue to operate the inland component of the NDGPS system, and to make a decision on funding the NDGPS. The assessment may recommend other funding sources for future maintenance or enhancement of NDGPS, or shared sponsorship with other Federal and non-Federal agencies and entities, including the private sector. If no transportation requirements or other federal user requirements are identified as a result of the needs assessment, and if there are no other Federal or other funding sources willing to sponsor or partner in sponsoring NDGPS, DOT would develop a decommissioning plan for NDGPS.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus Household Survey Program
Document Number: E7-7755
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nation's transportation system. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 12, 2007 (72 FR 6665) and the comment period ended on April 14, 2007. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space-BTS Form 251
Document Number: E7-6056
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) this notice announces that the Information Collection Request, abstracted below, is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for extension of currently approved Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space. Earlier, a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on January 19, 2007 (72 FR 2591). The agency did not receive any comments to its previous notice.
Notice of Request for Approval To Collect Survey Data To Evaluate Close Call Reporting System for Railroad Operations
Document Number: E7-2448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Volpe Center intends to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a data collection effort to help in the evaluation of a five-year demonstration project focused on improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry. The study is conducted by the Office of Human Factors in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and is designed to identify safety issues and propose corrective actions based on voluntary reports of close calls submitted to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Because of the innovative nature of this program, the FRA is implementing an evaluation to determine whether the program is succeeding, how it can be improved, and what is needed to expand the program throughout the railroad industry. This collection is necessary to obtain the data needed to carry out the evaluation. This notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Data Confidentiality Provisions: The Volpe Center will not release to FRA or any other public or private entity any information that might reveal the identity of individuals or organizations mentioned in the evaluation survey questionnaires. The respondents will not be asked to identify themselves.
Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: Omnibus Household Survey Program
Document Number: E7-2336
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for a new information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nation's transportation system.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation
Document Number: E7-912
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection related to state funding of public transit. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information, was published on November 11, 2006 (70 FR 51409) and the comment period ended on January 12, 2007. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space-BTS Form 251
Document Number: E7-711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting reports on the number of passengers holding confirmed reservations that voluntarily or involuntarily give up their seats when the airline oversells the flight. Comments are requested concerning whether (a) the collection is still needed by the Department of Transportation; (b) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (c) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (d) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Statement Regarding a Coordinated Framework for Regulation of a Hydrogen Economy
Document Number: E6-22554
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to inform the public of current U.S. statutes and regulations that may be applicable to a hydrogen economy and to request comments on their interface . This notice describes and indexes several statutory and regulatory provisions of each major Federal agency and discusses possible applications of these provisions to aspects of a hydrogen economy, including construction and certification of transportation/ports infrastructure, the use of fuel cells to power automobiles and generate electricity for homes and businesses, and effects on public safety and health. The notice also describes the regulatory jurisdictions of each Federal agency in the context of a hydrogen economy. In addition, public comments are invited on a Web site that was created to depict the regulatory framework of a hydrogen economy. The Web site is located at http://hydrogen.gov/regulations.html. Comments will be used to improve the Web site.
Applications for Funding Under Intelligent Transportation Systems Operational Testing To Mitigate Congestion Program
Document Number: E6-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In May 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) announced its National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network (the Congestion Initiative), a bold and comprehensive national program to reduce congestion on the Nation's roads, rails, runways, and waterways. One major component of the Congestion Initiative is the Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA). By separate notice in the Federal Register, the Department has solicited metropolitan areas to enter into UPAs to demonstrate strategies with a combined track record of effectiveness in reducing traffic congestion. See Applications for Urban Partnership Agreements as Part of Congestion Initiative, (71 FR 71231) dated December 8, 2006. To support this national strategy, the Department intends to award cooperative agreements to one or more successful jurisdictions to operationally test, demonstrate, and evaluate region- wide innovative technology based congestion mitigation strategies. The purpose of this notice is to solicit proposals by metropolitan areas to the Intelligent Transportation Systems Operational Testing to Mitigate Congestion (ITS-OTMC) Program for funding the implementation of innovative congestion-reducing technologies. The Department may provide successful jurisdictions up to $100 million over three years through the ITS-OTMC Program in support of innovative technology-based strategies to reduce congestion. This notice is one of three solicitations being issued by the Department in connection with the Congestion Initiative. See below ``SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coordination with Other Congestion Initiative Solicitations.''
Motor Carrier Transportation; Redesignation of Regulations From the Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Document Number: E6-12962
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
This rule transfers and redesignates certain motor carrier reporting regulations currently found in 49 CFR Chapter XI to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 49 CFR Chapter III. On August 17, 2004, the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) transferred responsibility for the Motor Carrier Financial and Operating Statistics Program from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, now a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, to FMCSA. Today's action transfers the applicable regulations to chapter III of title 49 CFR, establishes a new part 369 within that title, and makes conforming technical amendments to the redesignated regulations.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Collection of Data for Program Evaluation
Document Number: E6-11035
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection related to the evaluation of a five-year demonstration/research program on voluntary reporting of close calls and near misses in the rail environment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 10, 2006 (71 FR 27313) and the comment period ended on July 9, 2006. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Confidential Close Call Reporting System
Document Number: E6-11034
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection in support of a five-year research study aiming at improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 27, 2006 (71 FR 24913) and the comment period ended on June 26, 2006. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Request for Public Comments
Document Number: E6-10926
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to section 5208 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), is developing a 5-year transportation research and development strategic plan. The purpose of this notice is to invite interested parties to review and submit comments on the draft Strategic Research, Development and Technology Plan of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The plan can be found by using the above docket number at http://dms.dot.gov.
Notice of Request for Approval To Collect New Information: Collection of Data for Program Evaluation
Document Number: E6-7109
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) intends to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a data collection effort to evaluate a five-year research program on using information from close calls and near misses to improve safety in the rail industry. The study is conducted by the Office of Human Factors in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and is designed to identify safety issues and propose corrective actions based on voluntary reports of close calls submitted to BTS. Because of the innovative nature of this program, the FRA is implementing an evaluation to determine whether the program is succeeding, how it can be improved, and what is needed to implement the program through out the railroad industry. This collection is necessary to obtain the data needed to carry out the evaluation. This notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
Document Number: E6-6533
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) this notice announces that the Information Collection Request, abstracted below, is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for extension of currently approved reporting requirements. Earlier, a Federal Register Notice with a 60- day comment period was published on February 3, 2006 (71 FR 5904). The agency did not receive any comments to its previous notice.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Part 249 Preservation of Records
Document Number: E6-6512
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) this notice announces that the Information Collection Request, abstracted below, is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for extension of currently approved record retention requirements. Earlier, a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 3, 2006 (71 FR 5903). The agency did not receive any comments to its previous notice.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Extension of Credit to Political Candidates
Document Number: E6-6511
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) this notice announces that the Information Collection Request, abstracted below, is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for extension of currently approved reporting requirements. Earlier, a Federal Register Notice with a 60- day comment period was published on February 3, 2006 (71 FR 5905). The agency did not receive any comments to its previous notice.
Notice of Request for Approval To Collect New Information: Confidential Close Call Reporting System
Document Number: E6-6348
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of section3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) intends to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection effort in railroad yards. This data collection effort is in support of a five-year research study aiming at improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry. The study is conducted by the Office of Human Factors in the Federal Railroad Administration and is designed to identify safety issues and propose corrective actions based on voluntary reports of close calls submitted to BTS. This collection is necessary because data on close calls are not normally reported to the railroad carriers or the Federal Railroad Administration.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Extension of Credit to Political Candidates-Form 183
Document Number: 06-1018
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting reports from air carriers on the aggregated indebtedness balance of a political candidate or party for Federal office. The reports are required when the aggregated indebtedness is over $5,000 on the last day of a month.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
Document Number: 06-1017
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting a sample of airline passenger itineraries with the dollar value of the passenger ticket. Certificated air carriers that operated scheduled passenger service with at least one aircraft having a seating capacity of over 60 seats report these data. Comments are requested concerning whether: (a) The collection is still needed by the Department of Transportation; (b) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (c) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (d) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Presently, the Department has a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (70 FR 8140, February 17, 2005) to restructure the Passenger Origin- Destination Survey Report. We are currently reviewing diverse comments on the NPRM which were due July 18, 2005 in preparation for a final rule. Until such time as we issue a final rule, the existing system for the collection of this data will remain in place to ensure compliance with statutory obligations. Therefore, we are seeking an extension of the rule in its present format. When the rulemaking becomes final the Department will seek Office of Management and Budget approval of the new reporting requirements.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Part 249 Preservation of Records
Document Number: 06-1016
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS requiring certificated air carriers to preserve accounting records, consumer complaint letters, reservation reports and records, system reports of aircraft movements, etc. Also, public charter operators and overseas military personnel charter operators are required to retain certain contracts, invoices, receipts, bank records and reservation records.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; National Ferry Database
Document Number: 05-22355
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-09
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection related to the Nation's ferry operations. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 30, 2005 (70 FR 51409) and the comment period ended on October 30, 2005. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: National Ferry Database
Document Number: 05-17212
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for a new information collection related to the Nation's ferry operations. The information to be collected will be used to inventory existing ferry operations and to periodically update the report required by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) (P.L. 105-178), section 1207(c).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Document Number: 05-15915
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 17, 2004 (69 FR 75602-75603).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Submission of Audit Reports-Part 248
Document Number: 05-15914
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 17, 2004 (69 FR 75602).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Traffic and Capacity Statistics-The T-100 System
Document Number: 05-9264
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 17, 2004 (69 FR 75601).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Small Aircraft Operators
Document Number: 05-7372
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-13
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 30-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 17, 2004 (69 FR 75601).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Large Certificated Air Carriers
Document Number: 05-6954
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) , this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 17, 2004 (69 FR 75603).
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and to the Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; Establishment and Delegation of Powers and Duties
Document Number: 05-3245
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Office of the Secretary
Two new administrations, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, are being established within the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act. Each new administration is established effective February 20, 2005. Accordingly, by this action, the Secretary delegates to the Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and the Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, functions required for the operation of each new administration. In addition, this final rule renames chapters I and XI of subtitle B of title 49 CFR.